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Anthropology Minor

Understanding the Nuances of Humanity
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    Among Public National Universities,
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    UNC System Schools Featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges

  • 20th

    Nationally, Best Online Bachelor's Programs,
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Our alumni go on to careers in:

Observing and explaining what factors influence people’s health and well-being and designing health outreach programs in all parts of the world.

Understanding the past through analysis of historical and pre-historic materials, architectural features, landscapes, and remains.

Examining how people interact with, respond to and alter the natural environment and helping communities overcome challenges from exposure to toxins and environmental degradation.

Researching the evolution and biological development of the human species through inquiry into topics such as genetics, human osteology, growth and development, human biological variation, human origins, and primatology.

Check out our alumni page to see how UNCW Anthropology graduates have continued to be successful in their concentration of choice.
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Learn To

Understand the key concepts of the three major subfields of cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and archaeology

Appreciate how each of these subfields contribute to anthropology's unique approach to the study of humans

Conduct research on topics in sociocultural anthropology, ethnography, biological anthropology, human evolution, archaeology, forensic anthropology, medical anthropology, anthropology of religion and politics, gender and women’s issues, and many, many more

I want incoming freshmen to know how easy it is to get involved with professors and to do research. I think my entire college experience was changed by the fact that I got involved in a lab on campus.
Kate Woolard '18
Anthropology Minor Program Overview